Technology review: Free flight app Flyskyhy

How close? The app makes navigating airspace simple

How close? The app makes navigating airspace simple

UK pilot Tim Pentreath has been on the hunt for the killer free-flight app ever since he got his iPhone. Now he thinks he’s found it.

Flyskyhy is the one, he has decided. On a post on his blog he reviews the app, comparing it with much more expensive flight instrument options and concludes that is indeed the holy grail of apps for paragliding or hang gliding. “In a word, excellent,” he says.

The screen is bright and the map is very clear and uncluttered, and it’s all really easy to use with a capacitive stylus. Airspace proximity alerts flash up when you get within the distances you specify in the settings, and you can’t ignore them due to the loud klaxon alarm that sounds! They stay on screen for a few seconds before disappearing, leaving you free to zoom in and concentrate on navigating around them.

Read the full review on his blog.


• Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com

Home

Share this:

Tags: ,

Subscribe

Travel Guide: Suggestions

Guide to Sopot, Bulgaria

Guide to Sopot, Bulgaria

Come to Sopot for varied mountain and flatland flying throughout the summer, little air traffic and easy XC Read >>

Guide to Nid d'Aigle, Morocco

Guide to Nid d'Aigle, Morocco

Enjoy some winter sunshine and easy sea-breeze soaring in the exotic setting of southern Morocco Read >>

Guide to Ager, Spain

Guide to Ager, Spain

A Spanish free-flying paradise on the edge of the Pyrenees Read >>